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Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs pokes for the puck against North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway and defender Tyson Tupper during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Jan. 21, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)

Kelowna Chiefs sweep KIJHL twinbill from North Okanagan Knights

Chiefs score 4-3 win at home Friday, 7-3 road win in Armstrong Saturday

The UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team welcomes five new recruits for 2022-23 season (Photo - UBCO Athletics)

UBCO men’s volleyball welcomes 5 new recruits

The five new members of the Heat are all looking to make an immediate impact next season

The puck bounced the right way for the Princeton Posse, who needed a shootout to defeat the hometown North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in KIJHL action Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. (Black Press - file photo)

Princeton Posse secure extra point against North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL: A 4-3 shootout victory propels Princeton to within three points of Knights in playoff spot battle

Penticton Vees (submitted)

Penticton Vees denied entry into United States

Vees were scheduled to play Wenatchee Saturday night

Penticton Vees (submitted)
Kyla Inaba of Predator Ridge Resort has been named to the PGA of B.C.’s Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2021 list. (PGA of BC photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap golf pros crack PGA of BC top 100 of 2021 list

15 golfers from Okanagan and Shuswap courses made the list

Kyla Inaba of Predator Ridge Resort has been named to the PGA of B.C.’s Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2021 list. (PGA of BC photo)
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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

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BCHL adopts use of Sporfie video review system

The junior A league experimented with the system at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack in October

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Osoyoos Coyotes defenseman Ethan Floris carries the puck in a game versus the North Okanagan Knights Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Jen Jensen Photography)

North Okanagan Knights losing streak continues with shootout loss to Osoyoos

The Knights lost 5-4 in a shootout to the top team in the KIJHL Tuesday night

Osoyoos Coyotes defenseman Ethan Floris carries the puck in a game versus the North Okanagan Knights Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Jen Jensen Photography)
West Kelowna weightlifter Mike Bencsik holds an enormous amount of weight overhead during competition. (Submitted photo)

West Kelowna weightlifter prepares to compete in World Championships

32-year-old Mike Bencsik is heading to Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Dec. 10

West Kelowna weightlifter Mike Bencsik holds an enormous amount of weight overhead during competition. (Submitted photo)
Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)

Kelowna Owls edge Vernon Panthers for Interior football title

Owls stop Panthers on game’s final play at Kelowna one-yard line for 21-20 victory

Vernon Panthers runningback Kolby Thorpe eludes a Kelowna tackler in the Interior Subway Bowl AA/AAA Hybrid Senior Varsity Football championship game Friday, Dec. 4, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. The visiting Owls stopped the Panthers on the one-yard line on the game’ final play to post a 21-20 victory. (Darren Hove Photo)
Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Children in Interior Health are eligible for vaccines

Children age five to eleven are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)
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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)
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Flooding fallout forces BCHL to postpone more games

Nine matches are being pushed back, but the junior A league has also added nine regional games

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Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes Vernon’s Ken Holland

Edmonton Oilers president one of six people inducted in Class of 2020-21 Monday in Toronto

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)
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BCHL postpones eight games due to flooding

The homes of the Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials have been particularly hard hit

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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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